Found June 17, 2012 on
Rock the Red:
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals. As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is defenseman Karl Alzner, who finished his third NHL season, all with the Capitals, on this past year's campaign.
Season Summary: Alzner was a rock virtually all season again for the Capitals, playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season. In those 82 games, Alzner set career highs in assists (16) and points (17) while also leading the team in plus minus rating (+17) - this was especially remarkable because he spent most of the season playing his even strength minutes with John Carlson, who had the worst plus minus on the team. Alzner also played the toughest minutes of any Capital at even strength, and the only two defensemen to allow fewer ...
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The big day is near.
With the end of June right around the corner, the day Caps fans have been eagerly waiting for is near. It’s going to be amazing. People will talk. Money will be spent. Lives will change.
After June 30th, nothing will be the same around here.
KARL ALZNER’S GETTING MARRIED!
What, you thought I was talking about NHL free agency?
So, in celebration...
The Washington Capitals are preparing for the NHL Draft without a new head coach in place.General manager George McPhee expects his search to carry past this week. He has interviewed several candidates and has, according to the Washington Post, ruled out veteran NHL coach Paul Maurice, Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube and Capitals assistant coaches Dean Evason and Jim Johnson...
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals. As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is center Nicklas Backstrom, who finished his fifth NHL...
Here we are, a little over a month removed from the Capitals exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Despite not playing, the Capitals have had one of the busier Junes. We immediately learned of Dale Hunter’s decision to not return as head coach next season, instead returning to London. Then we had the word from Alexander Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, made it very clear that...